July 26-28, 2019
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.7 million-plus Catholics (and the 6.2 million people within the archdiocese). Born in Steubenville and raised near Pittsburgh, Cardinal DiNardo received his master’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America and degrees of sacred theology from both the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome. Ordained in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1977, he served the Church in Rome from 1984 to 1991, returning to Pittsburgh that year. Cardinal DiNardo was ordained a bishop and appointed coadjutor bishop of Sioux City, Iowa, in 1997, and succeeded retiring Bishop Lawrence Donald Soens in 1998. Cardinal DiNardo was named coadjutor bishop (later coadjutor archbishop) of Galveston-Houston in 2004 and succeeded Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza in 2006. Also in 2006, he received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI. In 2007, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals and was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Elected its president in 2016, he is a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, the Pontifical Council for the Economy, and serves on Catholic University’s Board of Trustees.